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Xmas Shows Place On TicketsNow October Chart

CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Two of the country's most popular shows every holiday season, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, made impressive moves on the TicketsNow Entertainment Index in October. New York's Radio City Music Hall made a jump to #7 in overall sales while Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a rock/metal orchestra best known for its remakes of classical Christmas songs, mades its Index debut at #15 overall.

"According to the TicketsNow Entertainment Index, families are attending more holiday events together," said Kenneth Dotson, chief marketing officer for TicketsNow. "The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra are perfect opportunities for families to create a holiday memory that will last a lifetime."

On the most recent Index, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular came in second on the theater list with 7.8% of ticket sales to the consistently popular Wicked, which accounted for 27.2%, 5.3% of overall ticket sales. Rounding out the top 5 theater list was Jersey Boys with 7.3%, The Lion King with 6.3%, and Monty Python's Spamalot with 5.1%.

In the concert category, the Cheetah Girls continued its dominance over legendary musicians by leading the list with 17% of the ticket sales. Following the all-girl singing group was Barbra Streisand with 5.5%, the Rolling Stones with 5.1%, and Bob Seger with 4.6%.

Although losing this year's World Series, the Detroit Tigers led the sports list with 7.8% of ticket sales beating out their Fall Classic opponent the St. Louis Cardinals with 5.7%. Rounding out the top three in the category were the Dallas Cowboys with 3.8%.

Top October events overall:

1. Wicked

2. Detroit Tigers

3. The Cheetah Girls

4. St. Louis Cardinals

5. Dallas Cowboys

6. New York Mets
7. Radio City Christmas Spectacular
8. Jacksonville Jaguars

0. Jersey Boys
10. Barbra Streisand

Top October sports ticket sales:

1. Detroit Tigers

2. St. Louis Cardinals

3. Dallas Cowboys

4. New York Mets

5. Jacksonville Jaguars

Top October concert ticket sales:

1. The Cheetah Girls

2. Barbra Streisand

3. The Rolling Stones

4. Bob Seger

5. Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Top October theater sales:

1. Wicked

2. Radio City Christmas Spectacular

3. Jersey Boys

4. The Lion King

5. Monty Python's Spamalot

— Bob Grossweiner and Jane Coehen